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    Rare Anna Pottery Albany Slip Pig Bottle Made in 1878 by the Kirkpatricks of Anna, Illinois. Highly collectible and very difficult to find are examples of the pieces made by this company. Anna Pottery pieces often take on a folk art quality since many of the items referenced are farms, railroads and towns of the late 1800s. This particular pig is a wonderful example of the "Quickest, cheapest and only safe and reliable route to California and the Black Hills," as stated on one side of the pig. Outlining the rail route of the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Northern Railway, you begin your trip at the pig's mouth, in St. Louis, and then pass through Kansas City on his neck and on to Omaha under his belly. The pig is a total of eight inches long. As you approach his well defined under side, the map notes a stop in the town of Julesburg, which is appropriately located. This map continues on through Sidney, Cheyenne, the Black Hills, and finally California, denoted at the pig's bottom under the tail. This particular pig is inscribed with "By Anna Pottery 1878" on its side. Most of the known examples of this pig were seldom marked in this manner, so for someone this may have been a special edition. This pig is in excellent condition. Nicely toned and with very little wear to the bottom, where he has been sitting on his legs and haunches for quite some time.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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